My daughter has been gradually asking for a family vacation in Paris, which happens to be one of my favorite cities. I used to do my Christmas shopping in Paris or head over whenever I had a hankering for a Laduree macaron, because it’s a relatively short and luxe ride on the Eurostar away from where we used to live in London.
Why is she interested in traveling to Paris? Well, there’s a Monster High movie where the dolls visit “Scaris” which is obviously meant to be Paris. I said, “OK, let’s go then,” and she retracted her statement, realizing that outside of the Eiffel Tower and Disneyland Paris (the only Disneyland in the world she hasn’t been to), she actually didn’t know what else to expect other than a long set of flights. There are no nonstop flights from San Diego so she decided that she’d rather take a family vacation to China again (which is fine by me).
Now, she really wants to go to Paris. Why? Because we bought this outfit at J.Crew in San Diego’s Westfield UTC mall. If city-themed clothing is what it takes to get her to hop the pond, I’m OK with it.
1. Eiffel Tower sweatshirt: With the pink neckline, it’s adorable. $58
2. Girls’ jewel and tassel necklace: It matches the Paris map t-shirt perfectly but also comes in blue. $24
3. Girls’ tumble shorts: We are in the habit of wearing “playground shorts” under skirts because it’s required at school. J.Crew has a line of tumble shorts in multiple colors that are the same price and slightly longer (great for tall kids like her) as the ones we were buying at a random kids’ store. $14
4. Girls’ tulle skirt: We have a gazillion of these that are too short now, so I OK’d another. $46
5. Girls’ mini glitter backpack: We did not buy this because she already has the matching crossbody bag, but she promised that it would fit a lot of Monster High dolls inside. $68
6. Girls’ Paris street map tee: This is the shirt that started it all. I asked her if she realized that it’s a map of Paris and she claimed she did. I believe it covers the 7th (Eiffel Tower), 16th, 8th and a bit of the 1st arrondissements (if that matters to you). $34
Here’s the thing… Paris is a walking city and I’m nervous she’ll get tired like she did in Washington DC. It’s one of the best cities in the world to get lost in so ‘m trying to (literally) figure out how to navigate the issue before we go.
For more kids’ travel style inspiration, visit my Kids Travel Style Pinterest board and I’ve also started a Paris with Kids board to organize my thoughts. Of course, as I was writing this post my daughter added a few more things she thought would pair nicely with her Paris outfit so the widget below.
Shop the Outfit: Paris for Kids: